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CARES Act help never came for Miami Air

A Florida-based charter airline is going out of business, costing hundreds of employees their jobs, and workers say the Trump administration is to blame.

Miami Air International had filed for bankruptcy in March but told employees it was ending operations on Friday, according to Airways Magazine, after an application to the Treasury Department went unanswered for weeks even as the agency started sending checks for billions to major airlines. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “actively ignored Miami Air’s less than $10 million dollar payroll grant application for six weeks, and instead pushed the company off a cliff,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents 150 Miami Air employees.

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